David Lemm

Selected Press/Texts



Partial update Mar 24 (Full update soon)
Selected Works

23.         Fastenings 
22.         Tracks
22.         Track prints                  
20>        Oblique Territories
21.          Desire Lines, Leith Links  
20.         Studies for a New Normal
19.          Alleged Magical Artefacts
18.          Kilbeg Commission          
17.          Waxing Moon, Setting Sun
15.          Debris and Phenomena           

20-22     Royal Brompton Diagnostic Centre
21           Stakamillabakka               
19-21      (w)ORD
17/21       Open Close                        
17-18      Jon Schueler Scholarship
18.          Imagine A Garden
16.          ATLAS Edition
15/16       House of Illustration
14.          Mapping Eigg
14.          Chamberlain Lab

Mapping Eigg


Outcome from a residency at Sweeney’s bothy on the Isle of Eigg, as part of the Life Off the Grid project led by Dr Alice Street (Edinburgh University) and in partnership with The Bothy Project.

Inspired by the story of an infamous lost map on the island, the project aimed to examine how maps are perceived and used on the island.

I was particularly interested in exploring how maps offer opportunity for storytelling and describe specific realities through graphic forms.  During the residency I met with local people to consider how the island has been mapped and was particularly drawn to the schematic network map of the island’s community-owned electricity grid.

This series of drawings/prints can be considered as experimental maps which focus on memory and experience to describe place and spatial relationships. The resulting compositions aim to represent particular narratives from conversations, journeys and observations made during the residency whilst referencing locations, routes and elements of visible/invisible infrastructure. 


To celebrate 25 years of Eigg being community owned, I reworked these original drawings as a limited edition screenprint available HERE